Kevin, Tasha, Adah, and Solomon are thrilled to help fulfill the Great Commission through Mission Aviation Fellowship. They are serving in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa. Although beautiful feet are not necessarily the mode of transportation, wings and prayer are!
As a pilot/mechanic, Kevin uses his talents with the airplane so that unreached people can be reached, unloved people can be loved, and the Good News can be spread – "all to the glory of God" (I Corinthians 10:31). He transports missionaries, doctors and medical patients on a regular basis. He also uses his maintenance abilities and experience to help keep the MAF aircraft in proper condition as the maintenance control manager. Tasha's primary ministry is motherhood (more than a full-time job); she is also working part-time at the hangar. Adah and Solomon use their extroverted personalities to win the hearts of locals and show them unconditional love. The Spann family seeks to more effectively enable the kingdom of God in their new home in Africa.
Kevin grew up on a small farm in rural East Tennessee. He became a baptized believer when he was 13. Later on, Kevin attended Middle Tennessee State University, earning his A&P mechanic and private pilot licenses, and his B.S. in Aerospace Maintenance Management. By the time he and Tasha had graduated college, they were engaged, and were married in July of 2006. He worked as an Aviation Maintenance Technician and became the Director of Maintenance at an aircraft charter company. Through opportunities given by the grace of God, he continued to earn his Inspection Authorization, multi-engine, instrument and commercial pilot ratings.
Tasha grew up in the same East Tennessee region, attending the same schools as Kevin. They enjoyed time together in the high school band. She grew up in a Christian home, but it took the passing of her grandmother to understand the true meaning of having the Lord Jesus as her Savior. She obtained an A.S. in biology from Roane State Community College and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. After getting married, she worked as an executive assistant at a medical manufacturing facility.
Kevin and Tasha began developing their love for cross-cultural missions by helping on short-term mission trips to the Dominican Republic and teaching English using the Bible in Costa Rica. Through a mentor at their church, Kevin learned of MAF. After a lot of divine intervention, the Spanns realized God was opening the door to MAF, and they embraced the calling God gave them.
God calls the men and women of MAF to serve Him in unique ways. He may also be calling you to a special role in the Spanns’ ministry. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Ministry Partner with them through prayer and/or financial support.